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Get the Most Out of Your Lemons
This shortcut to juicing a lemon works with any citrus fruits that's been stored in the fridge (and ideally, that's where you should keep them. As Chris McGugan, VP/GM of innovation and Kenmore appliances for Sears Holdings Corporation, explains, that's because when you heat citrus, the internal pressure builds, breaking the cellular bonds within the lemon and allowing more juice to flow (with significantly less effort from you). Microwave the fruit (10 seconds if it's small; 20 seconds if it's larger), then roll it under the palm of your hand against the kitchen counter for a few seconds. The heat and the mini-massage will help release more juice when you cut it open and squeeze.